Patagonia: The one place in this world
In southern South America there is a Land where immensity reigns, the contrasts amaze us and people’s warmth is unsurpassed: Patagonia… how to describe it?
• It is mountains. The Patagonian Andes extend to the west like a huge wall acting as a borderline with Chile. With landscapes of lakes and pines, it has snow during winter and plenty of flowers and scents during summer.
• Towards the east, the Atlantic Ocean and its beaches. A deep blue sea with warm waters coming from Brazil at North Patagonia, and cold in the south (past St. Matías Gulf) populated by penguins, whales and dolphins.
• It is also a vast plateau in its central part, with high “steps” descending from the Andes towards the Ocean. Most of Patagonia’s surface belongs to this area. Flat and distant horizons, which are sometimes interrupted by the blue ribbons formed by the big rivers and their valleys.
• And finally the corollary of this Land of the Extreme: Tierra del Fuego, also known as the “Uttermost End of the World“. Mountains and sea come together like in no other place in America. This region encloses the city of Ushuaia, Cape Horn, the Magellan Strait and is also a gateway to Antarctica. Such names can only bring us back to old myths, adventure and legends.